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infestation

 [in″fes-ta´shun]
parasitic attack or subsistence on the skin and/or its appendages, as by insects, mites, or ticks; sometimes used to denote parasitic invasion of the organs and tissues, as by helminths.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·fes·ta·tion

(in-fes-tā'shŭn),
Development on (rather than in) the body of a pathogenic agent, for example, body lice.
Synonym(s): ectoparasitism
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

in·fes·ta·tion

(in'fes-tā'shŭn)
Parasitization of a host; usually refers to multicellular parasites (worms, arthropods).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

infestation

The condition of being invaded or inhabited by ectoparasites such as lice, mites or ticks. The term is also sometimes applied to large internal parasites such as intestinal worms, but this is more usually referred to as INFECTION.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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